Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 14 hours ago



    I suspect that in the real world any teacher discussing students’ grades with school staff outside of the teaching front would be fired summarily. And any staff outside of the teaching front caught snooping into students’ grades would quickly meet the same fate.

  2. Caldonia

    Caldonia GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    It might mean bad S.A.T. scores.

  3. mischugenah

    mischugenah said, about 14 hours ago

    @Alexikakos

    Unless, you know, she SHOWED him her vocab sheets. Like kids do with schoolwork.

  4. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    Great artwork today.

  5. OshkoshJohn

    OshkoshJohn said, about 9 hours ago

    Another possibility, because the kids regard Frazz as their friend, they show him their work sometimes! You people jumped to the likely WRONG conclusion. Frazz has always demonstrated an almost Buddhist sense of religion and morality.

  6. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    @Alexikakos

    The kid probably showed them to Frazz himself. With all due respect, you’re over-thinking a comic strip.

  7. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 8 hours ago

    @Alexikakos

    There are several past strips in which Frazz has been privy to Caulfield’s grades and test papers, in the context of an office discussion including the principal and Mrs. Olsen trying to figure out what to do with him. My favorite is the series on standardized tests, where Caulfield creates a pointallist Mona Lisa and a bar code (among other things) on the bubble sheet. Such conferences among the staff are not unusual, and are for the long-term benefit of the student (Calufield, while brilliant, has not yet learned when to hold ‘em and when to fold ’em, and if he doesn’t learn this before moving up to middle and high school, he may find himself the smartest guy flipping burgers at McD’s). I wouldn’t normally expect a janitor to be involved in such discussions, but this is the “Frazz” universe, and the janitor being being pretty much the equal of any teacher or administrator is one of the things you accept when you enter.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 6 hours ago

    @puddleglum1066

    Except for Bigpuma who has made it his life’s work to come here to jibe and yammer. Our hero…

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 6 hours ago

    Apocalypse did at one time mean revelation not global disaster, but that is how word meanings can change over time.

  10. 1MadHat

    1MadHat said, about 5 hours ago

    @Caldonia

    The SATs for that grade do not test vocabulary and comprehension to a level that high.
    .
    The kids in this strip are all tremendously gifted, each in their own way.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 4 hours ago

    @OshkoshJohn

    “You people jumped to the likely WRONG conclusion.”

    You’re not surprised, are you? Some people come to these comics just for the opportunity to unload their personal baggage.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 4 hours ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Some people get their jollies by down grading others. In this case both the strip and its creator.
    Just one facet of life on this lonely blue green planet.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 4 hours ago

    The football coach/teachers in my middle school could horse around in the locker room without any fear of firings. That’s because the principal was drunk, also without any fear of getting fired. So there was a delicate balance of power happening. I would have appreciated anyone having an interest in my grades instead of the bottle.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 4 hours ago

    @puddleglum1066

    " … I wouldn’t normally expect a janitor to be involved in such discussions, … "
    -——————-
    Well, somebody’s got to do it. In my world there was no one.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 4 hours ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    " … Some people come to these comics just for the opportunity to unload their personal baggage. "
    -—————————————
    I plead guilty to that. I have a lot of baggage from my terrible public school and the terrible coach/teachers.

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